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Scott Construction Ltd
Arthouse Architects (Architect/Designer), CDT Consultants Ltd (Engineer), Scott Construction Ltd (Construction Company)
Scott Syndicate Development Company
Bett’s Corner comprises two main towers with 17 luxury residential apartments in a range of configurations above a basement with 22 carparks. Located in the heart of Nelson, the apartments have been custom designed to meet the owners’ specific requirements. Using a variety of materials including timber screens, all apartments have access to at least one outside balcony and shared green space. Taking into consideration the scale and complexity of the build, the team are proud to deliver a high-end architectural project that is iconic for Nelson’s CBD.
This apartment block project demonstrates what can be achieved when likeminded people come together, forming a syndicate to undertake a challenging project. They all brought their specialised skills, finding the site with a design that met the Council’s specific requirements to purchase. The 17 apartments differ in shape and size, all fitting nicely into the tight corner site. Construction challenges abounded from the wet basement for cars, below the restricted road corner and lifting the many precast panels and steel frame types.
The complexity and finish of the apartments is of the highest order, meeting the demands of the syndicate members and pre-purchased owners. The project is a standout for Nelson and a model for an alternative project delivery. They should be proud of the outcome.
Coopers & Countrywide Residences, on behalf of 236
Clearwater Construction Limited (Construction Company), MAP Architects (Architect/Designer)
Cooper & Associates
The Outlook Mission Bay features 43 high-end luxury apartments. Its three buildings have been designed to make the most of its north-facing aspect. Turning its back on Kepa Road, the tower shelters most apartment living spaces, quietening the entire complex and creates peaceful havens bathed in sunlight throughout the day. The apartments had several high-end finishes, showcasing an eye for the detail from the project team. With a seamless collaboration between the developer, builder and architect, the project was completed six months ahead of time and delivered under budget.
Dan Saunders Construction Ltd
Dan Saunders Construction Ltd (Construction Company), Wilkie & Bruce Architects (Architect/Designer)
This building is a high-end architectural design encompassing a luxury apartment within a commercial construction envelope. The apartments are on the top two storeys and the bottom floor is a café. The building is three storeys high and was constructed with precast concrete panels which had to be craned in over the tram lines. The panels had to be lifted into place in the early hours of the morning to minimise risk to pedestrians and to aid in traffic management issues. The building features cedar timber shade fins and Prefa Aluminium cladding imported from Europe to mimic the copper patina that characterises the adjoining building, The Piano – Centre for Music and the Arts. The selected colours and finishes are modern yet sensitive to the cultural richness of the area.
Naylor Love Auckland Ltd
Architectus (Architect/Designer), STRUCTURE DESIGN LIMITED (Engineer)
UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND
Naylor Love Construction was assigned the task of creating three new four-storey blocks of accommodation for the University of Auckland’s Grafton Halls. It challenging project due to the nature of the site being surrounded by existing residential properties. Careful management plans for erosion and sediment, traffic, vibration and noise, dust, and tree protection were required under resource consent conditions. Successful collaboration between all stakeholders involved allowed for the project to be completed on time and ready for students to occupy for the 2019 academic year.
Macrennie Commercial Construction Limited
BGT Structures (Engineer), Cox Architects (Architect/Designer), Macrennie Commercial Construction Ltd (Construction Company)
Reside and Little Projects
The Grace Apartments is a 10-storey mixed-use development. It contains 106 apartments of varying sizes and two ground floor retail units. Great effort was required from the project team to manage the budget and time as they developed the detailing and design of the secondary structure. This included special detail for framing, ceilings, cladding and lining to adhere to the stringent seismic, fire and acoustic requirements. The highlight of the building is the curved facade and shape, maximising the location and providing street appeal. To achieve these curved features, its construction required close attention and a high level of skill from all involved.
STREET & COOK CONSTRUCTION LTD
STREET & COOK CONSTRUCTION LTD (Construction Company), STRUCTURE DESIGN LTD (Engineer)
The Latimer Central Apartments project consisted of two separate buildings – a Gatehouse housing four apartments and the main building with 30 apartments. The development also featured 18 car parks, deck areas for each unit, and a bike storage allowance. Timeframes were tight with the project. The Gatehouse had to be built quickly to ensure they could promote the new apartments and to create a ‘show apartment’ for the real estate company to use. Subcontractor resources have been closely monitored with weekly progress meetings to ensure the construction programme for the main building’s various levels continued. The development is built with seismic strength structural steel framing using specialist BRB bracing on top of a screw pile foundation system.
NZ Strong Group Ltd
Electrical Consulting Services Limited (Engineer), Enable Consulting Ltd (Engineer), Fire Connect (Engineer), Hydraulic Services Consultants NZ Limited (HSCNZ) (Engineer), Mott Macdonald (Engineer), Peddlethorp Architects (Architect/Designer), Protech (Fire Protection consultant), Thurston Consulting Limited (Engineer)
Metlifecare Greenwich Gardens is an existing operational residential retirement village. The development of Stage 9 included two five-storey buildings, made up of 48 independent living units with basement parking and extensive civil and landscaping work. The project had several key successes, including 78 per cent of construction waste being diverted to landfill, early procurement of key subcontractors and being defect-free at practical completion. The project team were able to collaborate using BIM to help reduce potential clashes and RFI’s being issued during the critical building phase.